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Ms. Ramirez from Riverside CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Expanding special Seeds Preschool Language Through STEM!

My students need STEM materials such as the science discovery kit, the bridge building engineering materials, and the science specimen kit.

  • $381 goal

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My Students

My students are 3-5 year old preschool students in a mild/moderate special education class. The eligibility of my students range from speech and language impairment to autism.

My students are happy, curious, and very active kiddos.

One of our biggest goals as a class is to develop their communication skills. Communication is a priority because we want our students to be able to express their wants, needs, and interests. My students come from diverse backgrounds. The majority of my students are of low-income, therefore they really benefit from the variety of materials at school.

My Project

My students need these STEM materials to help expand their curiosity and expand their language through labeling new materials and asking questions. With these materials, my students would be able to see and feel different science specimen replicas that are most likely not accessible in their home environments. They will be able to use their creativity and problem solving skills to build different structures using the bridge engineering kit. The kit includes images of real life structures, and students will be able to observe the images and discuss what makes the structures strong in order to use these components in their own creations. I want my students to feel like little scientists when they use the observation tools. The observation tools include the telescope with the removable tripod, binoculars, a plastic microscope with prepared slides, tweezers, a petri dish, and an eyedropper. These tools are all realistic scientist equipment that students will learn how to use and the function they perform.

My goal is to stimulate their little minds by exposing my students to science and engineering early on in their life.

These materials will make a difference in my students' learning by providing them with new equipment that they can explore. At the preschool age, the most important lessons are learned through a play-based instruction. These toys will help facilitate science-play experiences.

Ms. Ramirez
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
HH590X - Hands-On Science Specimen Centers - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $145.00 1 $145.00
FA705 - Look & Discover First Science Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
PP751 - Bridge Building Engineering Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
GA436 - Giant Horseshoe Magnet - Set of 6 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99

Materials cost

$264.97

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$24.24

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.97

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$323.18

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$57.03

Total project goal

$380.21

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$380.21

1 Donor

-$380.21

Donations toward project cost

-$323.18

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$57.03

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$0.00

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